WHAT IS STATISTICS?

Statistics is a field that studies data. A statistician is involved with collecting, summarizing, and interpreting this data. Many problems in statistics are motivated by the world around us. For these problems, there is often an inherent degree of variability among the data points. Statistics helps us find solutions to these problems by using techniques to deal with this uncertainty in the data.

WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THE STATISTICS TRACK OR STATISTICS MINOR?

A person who likes to solve practical problems.
A person who likes working with numbers.
A person who likes working with people.
A person who likes computers.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES IN TAKING STATISTICS COURSES?

It will increase your chance of getting a good job by increasing your marketability.
It will increase your analytical reasoning.
It is applicable to a wide variety of disciplines.

WHAT CAREERS USE STATISTICS?

Careers that incorporate statistics can be found in a wide variety of disciplines. Here are a few examples of fields which use statistics.

 AGRICULTURE Agronomy Crop Research Forestry Wildlife Management BUSINESS Economics Market Research Actuarial Science INDUSTRY Manufacturing Reliability Quality Improvement COMPUTER SCIENCE Software Design Statistical Programming CAREERS HEALTH SCIENCES Pharmacology Medical Research GOVERNMENT Center for Disease Control Census Bureau Federal Drug Administration Department of Agriculture EPA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES Biology Chemistry Engineering Astronomy Genetics Space Science OTHER DISCIPLINES Psychology Sociology Telecommunications Education Sports

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETING THE STATISTICS TRACK WITHIN THE MATHEMATICS MAJOR?

 PREREQUISITES MATH 251 – Calculus I MATH 252 – Calculus II REQUIRED COURSES MATH 210 – Elementary Statistics and Probability MATH 241 – Foundations of Mathematics MATH 310 – Linear Algebra MATH 320 – Multivariate Calculus MATH 340 – Numerical Analysis MATH 365 – Regression Analysis MATH 451 – Applications and Modeling MATH 455 – Design of Experiments MATH 461 – Probability and Statistics I MATH 462 – Probability and Statistics II MATH 465 – Statistical Computing MATH 481 – Real Analysis I

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETING THE STATISTICS MINOR?

 PREREQUISITES MATH 210 – Elementary Statistics and Probability MATH 251 – Calculus I MATH 252 – Calculus II REQUIRED COURSE MATH 461 – Probability and Statistics I SELECTED COURSES  (AT LEAST 9 HOURS) MATH 365 – Regression Analysis MATH 455 – Design of Experiments MATH 462 – Probability and Statistics II MATH 465 – Statistical Computing

WHAT GRADUATE SCHOOLS HAVE ACCEPTED FORMER UT MARTIN STUDENTS INTO THEIR STATISTICS PROGRAMS?

Bowling Green State University

Emory University

Georgia State University

Mississippi State University

Texas A&M University

University of Louisville

University of Wyoming
Kansas State University

Mr. Tom Eskew (Interim Chair)

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Tennessee at Martin

424 Holt Humanities Building

Martin, Tennessee 38238

Phone:  (731) 587 – 7360

Email:  teskew@utm.edu

WHO ARE THE STATISTICS FACULTY?

 Desiree' McCullough, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University)

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